Episode #68 – Well That’s It. We Talked About TV.

This week, the guys cover some movie news and ALL THE TV NEWS!!! AGAIN!!!
Seriously though, it’s that time of year and after last weeks deep dive, the networks released a whole mess of trailer for their mediocre new shows! Yay!

  • Zac Efron will play Peg Ted Bundy
  • Mamma Mia, Here we go again
  • David Ayer signs on for Scarface
  • Angela Bassett takes over for Alec Baldwin in MI6
  • Godzilla adds a couple cast members
  • ABC trailers
  • NBC trailers
  • CBS trailers
  • Fox trailers
  • CW Trailers
  • Wonder Woman might actually be good *fingers crossed*
  • And Tom Hardy might be Eddie Brock, Mac Gargon, or Flash Thompson

All that, the Weekly Watched, and just a couple tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 05/12/2017

 

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

 

Movies

 

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Loren: Someday Charlie Hunnam will do something good. Today is not that day.

RDT: 23% on Rotten Tomatoes (as of right now). Seems pretty spot on to me.

Rick: Sweet Jesus, Warner Bros. Why do we need a CGI’d, tatted up, dude-bro version of Excalibur? I’m good, thanks. I’ll go back and watch John Boorman’s version instead.

Jen: We finally have the gritty reboot of the King Arthur legend we’ve all been clamoring for. Wait, you mean no one was asking for this? Then… why?


Snatched

Loren: I kinda got all I wanted from Amy Schumer’s movies in Trainwreck. Can we just get more of her TV show instead?

RDT: I wouldn’t say I’m part of the Amy Schumer backlash, per se. I just don’t find her particularly funny anymore. Nice to see Goldie Hawn working again though.

Rick: I really like Goldie Hawn, but I…I don’t know if I can make it through this one.

Jen: I feel like I should want to see this, but… meh. Maybe when it’s streaming and I’m through half a bottle of wine?


Lowriders

Loren: It’s like a Sons of Anarchy Reunion up in here. I don’t know how I feel about this movie though. It doesn’t look like it’s good enough to give you a good understanding of the subject matter. Maybe I’d just rather watch a documentary about Latino culture in East LA.

RDT: I’ve watched 8 Fast & Furious movies recently. I’m good.

Rick: While I enjoy me some Demián Bichir (The Bridge) and appreciate that the criminal aspect to the story isn’t the typical drugs/guns/murder trope, I don’t know that I’ll ever get around to this.

Jen: I am not the target audience for this one. At all. Continue reading

Episode #66 – Guardians of the Furious

You want pop culture news? Well you’ve come to the right place.

This week the guys are talking:

  • Rampage Details acquired from Rock Johnson’s Instagram
  • Kingsman 3 is already in the works, obviously
  • The Crow Reboot still isn’t happening don’t worry
  • Maybe because Karl Drogo and Will Ferrell are doing a movie together
  • Live, Die, Repeat, and Repeat. Ugh
  • Incredibles 2 gets scored up
  • Big Sick trailer
  • ABC picks up FOX’s leftovers and relaunches American Idol
  • No Malcolm Merlin next year
  • Marvel’s Runaways releases first cast photo. Original for comparison
  • Netflix renews 13 Reasons Why because of reasons
  • Guy Ritchie would do Suicide Squad 2 if someone asked him but he can’t, cool
  • Inhumans Cast Photo
  • Kevin Feige walks back the TV/movies won’t cross over talking point a bit
  • Guardians 3 in 3 years?
  • Why Doug Liman said Adieu to Gambit
  • Plus the guys saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and think you should too

All that, the Weekly Watched, and all the usual tangents.

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Let’s Talk About The New Marvel’s The Defenders Trailer

 

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Netflix and Marvel’s collaborative efforts.  I think Daredevil and Jessica Jones are some of the better shows out there right now. I love the first half of Luke Cage and thought Iron Fist was fine. So you could say I’m pretty excited to see this summer’s team up between our titular heroes (stop laughing at titular, RDT). I think we’re all hoping that The Defenders is more Daredevil and less Iron Fist and from what we see here that looks like that’ll be the case.

Originally in the comics The Defenders was a group with Doctor Strange and The Hulk at it’s core. It has had, however, a rotating cast throughout the years with members including Namor, The Silver Surfer, and Netflix mainstays Hellcat and Luke Cage. Usually it’s a team up of heroes that are known as loners and outsiders and that’s definitely what we’re getting with this incarnation. Though the comic version deals with more mystic threats, The Hand (which look to be the “big bad” of this series) is pretty mystical as far as The MCU goes. This also looks to have more of a street level vibe similar to the Marvel Knights line, than the original Defenders but hey, we weren’t getting a Defenders movie so why not use a preexisting name. It does look as though this series will be tying up all sorts of storylines from the previous five and setting up the next seasons like Jessica Jones Season 2 and hopefully a Heroes For Hire series.

Ok no more wasting time, Let’s Talk About The New Marvel’s The Defenders Trailer: Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 4/28/2017

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

 

The Circle

Loren: Meh, I’m a Google guy so I’m a little over the trope of the evil tech company. Every show from Silicon Valley to Supergirl does it. I do like the cast though.

RDT: I like this cast, a lot. But holy shit does this look terrible.

Rick: I’m in for evil Tom Hanks.

Jen: I love Emma Watson and am curious enough to give this “Evil Google” a look.


How to Be a Latin Lover

Loren: This looks sooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad. Did Adam Sandler make it?

RDT: I already know how to be an Irish lover (zing!), so I’m all set. Thanks!

Rick: Nope.

Jen: I’m not sure who the target audience is for this. I’m not it.


Sleight

Loren: Does anyone want to talk about that chain Dulé Hill was wearing? I’m glad to see WWE Studios getting into other movies that don’t just have their Superstars crammed into them. This looks kinda ok I guess. Not rushing out to the theater or anything but maybe someday down the road.

RDT: It’s “Chronicle meets Iron Man!” But wouldn’t “Chronicle meets Dr. Strange” make more sense? Interesting premise, and WWE produced it…? So, I’m a little intrigued, but I’ll likely wait for streaming.

Rick: Yeah. Definitely more Doctor Strange than Iron Man. Regardless, I’m down.

Jen: I love the originality and would certainly check this out streaming down the road. If only for evil Dulé Hill. You can tell he’s evil because he has a goatee. Good Dulé Hill would never have a goatee. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About The First Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer

Regular listeners of the podcast know that RDT and I were both shocked and pleased at how much we enjoyed the first Kingsman movie. It had all the elements of a R rated James Bond Jr. with just enough kitsch and meta-ness to make it damn near perfect.

The story, if you don’t know, is that the UK has had a far more secret service than MI5 and MI6 protecting it and the world for centuries. Its positions are based on that of Arthurian lore with Arthur at the head of the Kingsmen and codenames like Lancelot and Galahad at his side. When one of the Kingsmen dies a new crop of recruits is brought in to compete to take his place. Most are ivy league students and athletes, but our hero is Eggsy (Taron Egerton), a street wise “Chav” who is also the son of a former Kingsman. What follows is your typical diamond in the rough story where Eggsy becomes the best man for the job, saves the Kingsmen, saves the world, avenges his dead mentor, and has sex with a Dutch politician in a very uncomfortable place (like the back of a Volkswagen) for saving said world. I mean this is based on a Mark Millar (Kick Ass, Wanted, The Authority) story after all.  Continue reading

Episode #64 – Hashtag SWCO and The Airline-cast

This week Loren’s back from #SWCO and he’s got stories. Well maybe more like tales. Couple that with some tangents about bad airlines and the week’s news and we’ve got a podcast. What news you might ask? How about news bits like:

  • Rock Johnson and Vinny D squash their beef
  • Mrs. Turner believes in ghost stories again for POTC: DMTNT
  • Five studios are vying for Bond, James Bond
  • Gemini Man finally finds it’s director
  • Spock tells us that there may not be a Star Trek 4
  • We thank the film gods as Kevin Hart passes on being the Genie for Aladdin
  • The Avatar sequels get release dates they won’t hit
  • The X-Files goes to 11
  • Zod is coming to Supergirl and he’s not sexy. (That’s a good thing!)
  • King Kong makes his way to the small screen but not the one that’s fighting Godzilla
  • Cloak & Dagger gets a trailer and it’s SUPER Freeform
  • The New Warriors assemble and are going to be funny
  • The Punisher won’t go to Temple
  • Capt. Marvel gets a pair of independent directors
  • Guardians Vol. 2  will have 3 too many post credit tags
  • Avengers: Infinity War and A-4 no longer shooting simultaneously
  • MCU Phase 4 will be “it’s own thing” according to Feige
  • Fox releases it’s 2018 lineup for New MutantsDeadpool 2, and Dark Phoenix

All that, the Weekly Watched, and all the tangents you know and love.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Droids of Star Wars Celebration Orlando.

And now something a little special. We grabbed pictures of all the coolest droids that we saw at Celebration this year. If this gets a lot of attention, maybe a Droids of Celebration Orlando calendar is in order. Nah, that’s probably too much, but then again…

The Droids of Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

From Hollywood, missing Orlando?
-Loren

Let’s Talk About The First Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser!

When this teaser debuted at Star Wars Celebration Orlando I was on the show floor looking at a $2,200 Jawa action figure (and then laugh-sobbing at the fact that I had the same one when I was a kid). There was a stage on one side of the floor for The Star Wars Show Live that had a huge viewing screen. As people started to notice the new trailer was playing on it, they stopped what they were doing and payed attention. By about 15 seconds in, the whole convention had stopped and were all staring at the screen. It was a sight to behold. I know all of the convention goers were there for Star Wars-related reasons, but this still shows how effective the trailer is. Even the merchants that were there to sell us $2,200 pieces of our childhood stopped hocking Wookie backpacks and Vader plate sets to watch in relative awe.

On top of all that, it looks good! I like The Force Awakens but I can see it’s flaws. It has too many call backs and feels all too similar to A New Hope. But the small amount of footage we see here in The Last Jedi looks fresh and new. It got me excited to reconnect with these new characters on their journey with the Skywalkers. I will say that there is a bit of an Empire Strikes Back feel thematically to the story, but it doesn’t seem to be beat for beat. I think a lot of this has to do with director Rian Johnson‘s vision taking over from where J.J. Abrams left us.

Ok, enough stalling, Let’s Talk About The First Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser! Continue reading

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Cosplay!

We were lucky enough to be invited to Star Wars Celebration Orlando this year. It was an extra stroke of luck that this year marks the 40th lifeday of Star Wars. There was so much to see but what always catches our eye is the amazing cosplay from the fans. Here’s some of the best that we saw and also an easy link to follow to view them on imgur.

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Cosplay

From Hollywood via Orlando,
-Loren